Jeffrey Donovan - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022
|Best Known For:||J. Edgar (film)|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Born on :||May 11, 1968 (age 54)|
|Birth Name /
|Jeffrey Thomas Donovan|
|Birth Place:||Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA|
|Mother's Name:||Nancy Matthews|
Sean Donovan (brother)
|High School:||Amesbury High School|
|University:||University of Massachusetts Amherst, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Irish, Scottish, French, Canadian)|
|Married Date:||August 25, 2012|
|Wife's Name:||Michelle Woods|
Claire Donovan (daughter)
|Height:||1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
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Who is Jeffrey Donovan?
Jeffrey Donovan is an actor. The American is known for starring in the TV series Burn Notice, and Fargo, and films J. Edgar, LBJ, and Come Early Morning.
Jeffrey Donovan – Age, Parents, Siblings
Jeffrey Donovan’s birth took place on May 11, 1968, in Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA. His birth name is Jeffrey Thomas Donovan. He was raised by his single mother Nancy Matthews with his two siblings- brothers Sean Donovan, and Michael Donovan. Speaking to Miami.com, Donovan shared his childhood,
“I grew up really poor. We grew up on welfare – a single mom with three boys. We didn't have anything. Christmas would come around, she'd rewrap gifts she'd given us before. We moved about 10 times in my childhood. When you come home from school and the lights don't go on, you think: we're moving! You can't pay electric bills on welfare. We became very frugal.”
There is no information shared on his father or what his parents did for a living.
Jeffrey Donovan (Image: Twitter)
Jeffrey Donovan was educated at Amesbury High School where his teacher, Patricia Hoyt, helped him start a drama club. She further helped him to get a private scholarship to participate in a summer program. He studied for a while at Bridgewater State College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He graduated from the same with a Bachelor of Arts in drama.
Working his way through, Donovan attended New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts and earned his Master of Fine Arts.
His ethnicity includes Irish, Scottish, French, and Canadian.
Jeffrey Donovan – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Jeffrey Donovan married his girlfriend Michelle Woods on August 25, 2012, after a year of dating. Their first child- daughter Claire Donovan was born in December 2012. He and his wife welcomed son Lucas Donovan in 2014 and another daughter in 2017.
Currently, the couple seems to be happy in their marriage and is busy raising their three kids. There are also no rumors of divorce or adulterous affairs.
Jeffrey Donovan, Michelle Woods (Image: E! Online)
Jeffrey Donovan – Career
While a college student Jeffrey Donovan worked as a commercial bus driver at UMass Transit Service. His debut TV role was in a 1995 episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. This was followed by appearances in the TV series Law & Order (1995, 2007), The Pretender (1997-1998), The Beat (2000), Touching Evil (2004), CSI: Miami (2005), and Crossing Jordan (2007).
His portrayal of Michael Westen in USA Network’s Burn Notice from 2007 to 2013 is his breakthrough role. Donovan played the character, which was the main role, for a total of 111 episodes.
Over the last decade, Jeffrey Donovan has portrayed characters in the TV series Fargo (2015), Shut Eye (2016-2017), Invincible (2021), etc. Moreover, he has starred in the films Changeling (2008), J. Edgar (2011), LBJ (2016) as John F. Kennedy, Honest Thief (2020), Wrath of Man (2021), and Surrounded, to name a few.
He also voiced Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019). Jeffrey Donovan is a dedicated philanthropist as well and has worked with Life Rolls On (LRO), among others.
Jeffrey Donovan on the set of J. Edgar (Image: Slash Film)
On the set of Wrath of Man, Jeffrey Donovan has worked with Niamh Algar, Babs Olusanmokun, Lyne Renée, Josh Cowdery, and Darrell D'Silva.
Jeffrey Donovan – Awards, Nominations
Donovan has been awarded the title of Best Supporting Actor at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival. He also earned nominations for Teen Choice Awards – in 2010 and 2011.
Jeffrey Donovan – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Donovan is estimated to be around $10 Million while his annual salary figure is not known to the public.
Jeffrey – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Twitter, Donovan is followed by thousands of followers and counting. He is, however, absent from Facebook and Instagram.
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